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May 26, 1975 in South Orange
South Orange, NJ, United States
Ms. Lauryn Hill, L. Boogie
Lauryn Hill (born May 26, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, producer, and actress. She is best known for being a member of the Fugees and for her solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Raised in South Orange, New Jersey, Hill began singing with her music-oriented family during her childhood. She enjoyed success as an actress at an early age, appearing in a recurring role on the television soap opera As the World Turns and starring in the film Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. In high school, Hill was approached by Pras Michel to start a band, which his cousin Wyclef Jean soon joined.
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Another good song from a great album. It's both to encourage those who have a hard time in life and to discourage those who are working on making other peoples' life miserable. Lauryn is sending a religious message to both of them, that what they do will be judged in the end. The rich and greedy but also those suffering will get what they deserved at first place.
3 years ago
It seems that this song refers to Hill's pregnancy with her first child. Apparently there was initial confusion as to who the baby's father was and perhaps that's why Hill suggests that people around her thought it might not be a good idea to keep the pregnancy within these lyrics. The father turned out to be Bob Marley's son, Rohan. The child was named Zion. It is nice how the lyrics in the song can either refer to Zion the child or Zion the home of humanity (Ethiopia) as thought of by the Rastafari movement. I would presume the naming of the child was heavily influenced by Bob Marley who made countless references to Zion within his own music.